November 1, 2011

Star Trek: "Mudd's Passion"

Title: Star Trek [The Animated Series]: "Mudd's Passion"
Year: 1973
Network: NBC
Episodes: the tenth (of sixteen) from season one; 24 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Hal Sutherland
Writer: Stephen Kandel
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
With: Nichelle Nichols, Majel Barrett, James Doohan, Roger C. Carmel
Music: Alexander Courage (theme); Ray Ellis, Norm Prescott
I saw it: on video a couple times, most recently a few days ago (have on DVD)
Synopsis: a fugitive with a love potion tries to escape

My reaction
Concept: 1/4 (Bad)
Story: 1/4 (Bad)
Characters: 1/4 (Bad)
Dialog: 1/4 (Bad)
Pacing: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 3/4 (Good)
Acting: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Music: 4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 4/10 (Eh, 2/4). A dull episode, in which every character behaves like an idiot.
Objective Rating (Average): 1.9/4 (Eh)

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